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Backpack Oz - Hostel, Adelaide, Australia

2.5-star2.5 stars
144 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Rundle Mall
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Best value for money
Delicious food
Great location
Awesome vibe

Backpack Oz - Hostel, Adelaide, Australia

from NZ$64
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (6 Bed Female Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (12 Bed Mixed Dorm)
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom, City View
  • Single Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room, 1 Bedroom, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Mixed Dorm)

What’s around Backpack Oz - Hostel, Adelaide, Australia


  • In Adelaide Central Business District
  • Rundle Mall - 11 min walk
  • Adelaide Oval - 24 min walk
  • Victoria Square - 8 min walk
  • Adelaide Central Market - 10 min walk
  • University of Adelaide - 12 min walk
  • Adelaide Botanic Gardens - 18 min walk
  • Adelaide Casino - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Adelaide, SA Airport (ADL) - 10 min drive
  • Pirie Street Tram Station - 11 min walk
  • Adelaide Station - 17 min walk
  • Adelaide Parklands Station - 4 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 11:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Shared accommodations

Backpack Oz - Hostel, Adelaide, Australia’s small print

Also known as

  • Backpack Oz Hostel Adelaide
  • Backpack Oz Hostel
  • Backpack Oz Adelaide
  • Backpack Oz
  • Backpack Oz - Hostel Adelaide
  • Backpack Oz - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Backpack Oz - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Adelaide


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Towels/sheets: AUD 2 per person, per stay

Optional extras

Late check-in between 10:30 AM and 5:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Backpack Oz - Hostel, Adelaide, Australia

  • Does Backpack Oz - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Backpack Oz - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Backpack Oz - Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Backpack Oz - Hostel.
  • Are pets allowed at Backpack Oz - Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Backpack Oz - Hostel?
    You can check in from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Backpack Oz - Hostel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 37 reviews

Very good 8.0
Good service desk
au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely gem that is centrally
This hostel was centrally located with a helpful and friendly staff. Room was very comfortable. Nice gem. Tours took off from hostel which wss great. Very clean and well stocked kitchen. Lots of room to hang out.
Hitomi, ca2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Cheap, basic accommodation
Generally pretty good. Hostel accommodation was basic but certainly good enough for the price. I stayed in a private room and it was fairly quiet. Never had to wait to use the bathroom. They provided free food on Monday evening (rice and chilli con carne) and Wednesday evening (Dominos pizza). Free breakfast was available everyday but it is extremely basic (sliced white bread with a choice of jam, honey and peanut butter, or weetbix). Bar at the hostel is limited and only serves bottled beer. Linen is included (pillow case, bottom sheet, flat sheet). There are also duvets on the bed, but these are not washed between guests. Good location, easy to walk to the centre (about 15 mins).
au4 night trip
Good 6.0
good location
very basic room, no free towel, sampoon ... breakfast finishes at 9 AM then they will collect foods and you have nothing to eat if you are late Good location. Victoria square and Rundle Mall on walking distance
Thu Huong, vn3 night family trip
Good 6.0
Good location but thats it, I was late for the check-in but I have contacted for that and the staff forgot to send me the access code to open the door that was closed when I'm arrived. Also the 13 shared guestrooms is not very confortable and to tiny, no place for the stuffs. Even if my stuffs was on my bed, the staff has change the sheets and all my stuffs from the bed when I was outside.
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I found the atmosphere very comforting. Great place to stay on a trip from a regional area. Cheers and thanks Barbara
Barbara, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fun Tuesday night
Dinner and game night provided. Living room is good for hanging around.
Cuong, as1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Twelve Man Cave
The Hostel was good. I stayed in a room called Cave. It was a 12 person room. I stayed short term. If you plan to stay longer, I recommend a smaller room. The larger room itself was good. Warm but a little messy due to other guests. The location is great and they have free bikes up for grabs (daily). Wifi could have been better.
Ciaran, ie3 night trip

Backpack Oz - Hostel, Adelaide, Australia

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